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'Teh Internet Is Serious Business'

'Teh Internet Is Serious Business' JOHAN PERSSON

Teh Internet Is Serious Business

  • Rated as: 3/5

'Get off this board you fucking cancerfag cunt!' Tim Price’s debut play for the Royal Court is a foul-mouthed,  jargon-heavy modern history lesson that paints the saga of the Anonymous hacking collective in Day-Glo brush strokes that some viewers will definitely find offensive. Where the last Royal Court show ‘The Nether’ tried to make the web noir-ishly cool, ‘Teh Internet Is Serious Business’ resembles an anarchic Saturday morning kids’ TV show, complete with a

  1. Royal Court Theatre Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
  2. Wed Oct 1 - Sat Oct 25
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Albion

  • Rated as: 2/5
  1. Bush Theatre 7 Uxbridge Rd, W12 8LJ
  2. Wed Oct 1 - Sat Oct 25
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  1. Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin St, E8 3DL
  2. Wed Oct 1 - Sat Oct 18
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Evita

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. Dominion Theatre 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T 7AQ
  2. Wed Oct 1 - Sat Nov 1
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Fantastic Mr Fox

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  1. Little Angel Theatre Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, N1 2DN
  2. Until Sun Nov 9
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Fifth Column

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. Secret London location
  2. Wed Oct 1 - Sat Nov 15
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  1. Old Red Lion Theatre 418 St John St, EC1V 4NJ
  2. Wed Oct 1 - Sat Oct 11
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Pitcairn

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. Shakespeare's Globe New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 9DT
  2. Thu Oct 2 - Sat Oct 11
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James I: The Key Will Keep The Lock

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice
  1. National Theatre, Olivier South Bank, SE1 9PX
  2. Sat Oct 4 - Tue Oct 28
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  1. National Theatre, Olivier South Bank, SE1 9PX
  2. Until Wed Oct 29
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  1. National Theatre, Olivier South Bank, SE1 9PX
  2. Wed Oct 1 - Wed Oct 29
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Rudy's Rare Records

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  1. Hackney Empire 291 Mare St, E8 1EJ
  2. Wed Oct 1 - Sun Oct 5
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The Vertical Hour

  • Rated as: 4/5
  1. Park Theatre Clifton Terrace, N4 3JP
  2. Wed Oct 1 - Sun Oct 26
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Ballyturk

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  1. National Theatre, Lyttelton South Bank, SE1 9PX
  2. Until Sat Oct 11
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Doctor Scroggy's War

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. Shakespeare's Globe New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 9DT
  2. Fri Oct 3 - Fri Oct 10
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  2. Wed Oct 1 - Sat Oct 11
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  1. Jacksons Lane Archway Road, Highgate, N6 5AA
  2. Wed Oct 1 - Sat Oct 4
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Long Story Short

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. Charing Cross Theatre 3 The Arches, Villiers St, WC2N 6NL
  2. Wed Oct 1 - Sat Oct 11
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Sequence 8

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. Sadler's Wells Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4TN
  2. Wed Oct 1 - Sat Oct 4
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These Are Your Lives

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. The Yard Theatre White Post Lane, E9 5EN
  2. Wed Oct 1 - Sat Oct 4
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The Wolf from the Door

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. Royal Court Theatre Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
  2. Wed Oct 1 - Sat Nov 1
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Elizabeth W
Elizabeth W

'Click!' at the Ophelia Theatre, Dalston is fantastic. A black comedy about two girls, Elle and Erm, who discover Elle has a magical superpower- the ability to be happy with just a click. Cannot recommend it highly enough. On until Sunday.

alan
alan

Just been to see Michael Finestein at the Palace theatre in London. The show which is part of Londons Festival of Cabaret also included Elaine Paige and Julian Ovenden. Michael was fantastic singing songs from the Great Amercian songbook from such writers as George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter and Jerry Herham. His talent and knowledge of this music is unsurpassed and he gave a truly wonderful performance.

Lia
Lia

I bought tickets to see Phantom of the Opera through lastminute.com that were advitised as second price stalls or royal grand stand for £50. The seats I was asigned were actually restriced view and were misrepresented on the lastminute site. When I complain to the company, with picture evidence, they refused to admit that the seats were ristricted view. Both the theatre and lastminute are selling these tickets and fooling the public. Be aware it will definately spoil your enjoyment!

Simon
Simon

How could Time Out give Birthday the honour of being show of the week?? Either the offering that week in London was abysmal, or the reviewer had been smoking something very mind altering, because certainly not even "easily pleased from Welwyn Garden City" could have honestly thought this play was good. It was second-rate British TV sitcom from the beginning to end. A laboured premise (if you'll excuse the pun), cardboard characterisation (e.g. midwife and registrar) and not one funny line in the whole play. A disaster! Don't go!

Tony
Tony

Duchess of Malfi- Old Vic: Visually stunning production but at 3 1/4 hours Mr. Spacey needs to talk to Jamie Lloyd - who seems like one of those children, who given too many toys for Christmas insists on playing with all of them at once. Webster's plotting is pedantic at best and it does not do to allow the audience to dwell on the leaps of time and logic that bedevil the text. Mr. Lloyd instists on explaining everything - slowly, directly and with deliberate focus. But what has kept the play in focus for the past 400 years is the language in all its beauty and epigramatic magnificence. Eve Best is wonderful and her transformations from duchess to lover, to mother, to victim and back to duchess again are clear and emotionally satisfying. Her brothers offer less clarity and compelling complexity. Harry Lloyd in particular, offered none of the perverted sexual power that drives him to lust after his sister while seeking her death to secure his release from his guilt. Understudy Adam Burton did well with the cardinal, but was perhaps more clinical than debauched. Fynbar Lynch brought an unexpected celtic quality to his Bosola and I missed his sense of ambition and secret power. His redemptive moments were however compelling and he held the narrative together beautifully. One last note - I think that the design elements of this play - while offering the standard Jacobean shape of curtained discovery space and multiple balconies made brilliant use of the theatres vast proscenium opening - truly magnificent.